Coffey County Lake Fishing Report -
Species Rating Size Baits, Methods, Locations
largemouth bass Fair 8 in to 21 inches Fishing around shallow cover and standing cattails, using reaction style baits should produce some fish. Jerkbaits, lipless cranks, vibrating jigs, or spinnerbaits, Fish should be thinking about spawning so target pre-spawn areas.
walleye Fair 14-25 inches Fishing around the flats and humps should be most productive either dragging a jig and crawler or trolling cranks. Don't be afraid to look shallow either with crankbaits.
channel catfish/blue catfish Good 1/2-5 lbs, Blues up to 50lbs. Working wind blown banks with various baits should be productive. We have tagged some blue catfish in the lake, if you catch one please take note of the tag number and report it to the gatehouse. You may keep the tagged fish if you desire or you can practice "CPR" OR CATCH PHOTO AND RELEASE.
smallmouth bass Fair 10-20 inches Crankbaits, swimbaits, and finesse plastics around rocky habitat. The bite is starting to pick up and fish should be moving in to the spawning grounds. Our spring electrofishing sample shows a decline in density, but quality fish are still present in the population.
white bass/Wipers Good up to 5lbs.  Use shad imitation lures like small spinners, crankbaits or bucktail jigs. and look for schools of shad or focus on wind blown flats or points. White bass and wipers were up shallow on points and riprap in good numbers.
crappie Fair 11-15 inches Crappie should be up in shallower water around any structure jigs usually work well this time of year. The bite has probably slowed following all of the rain.
General Comments

Entrance gate phone number is 620-364-2475 call for lake conditions. 

A large brush pile was created north of the boat ramp in the old creek channel and is marked with a fish attractor buoy. There were also several trees sunk at the end of the hot water dike and should be easily marked on your locator. These spots should be really good in the fall and winter months.

ZEBRA MUSSELS have been confirmed in Coffey County Lake! Please help stop the spread. Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat and livewell after leaving this lake. It is illegal to transport live fish, bait, and water from this lake.

For more information on waters in Anderson, Allen, Coffey, and Woodson counties click the following link to sign up for the New Strawn District Fisheries Newsletter. http://kdwpt.state.ks.us/news/KDWPT-Info/News/Newsletter-Request-Forms/Request-a-Newsletter-for-the-New-Strawn-Fishing-District